Greater Vancouver Halloween Events 2012

Get your fright on at these spooky Halloween events, where ghosts and goblins are front and centre for all the eerie action

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It’s the witching hour and chills and thrills abound this Halloween around Vancouver. Check out these 11 events not to be missed.

Whether it’s zombies, vampires or witches that send a shiver down your spine, there are tricks and treats aplenty this All Hallows’ Eve.

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Ledgendary Dunbar Haunted House is one of Vancouver’s spookiest haunts, sure to give thrills and chills to all ages

Ledgendary Dunbar Haunted House is one of Vancouver’s spookiest haunts, sure to give thrills and chills to all ages. This year’s theme: “The Daily Grime.” Live actors spook after 7 pm.

Evenings from 7 pm to close, weekends from 11 am to 7 pm. General admission: $10, and Childen: $5 (12 and under).

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Zombie Combat Zone – October 5 – 30, 2012

Zombie Combat Zone, Panther Paintball. Your mission: locate and rescue a group of missing scientists and discover the cause of the outbreak and if possible . . . stop the plague. Paintball gun, briefing, weapons training and suit included.

Thursdays through Sundays from $50. Age: 16+ unless accompanied by adult; Max 12 per group.

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Stanley Park Ghost Train – October 5 – 31, 2012

Board the Stanley Park Ghost Train for a spooky ride deep in the woods through Scary Fairy Tales.

Adult: $9.82; Child: $6.25 (Two and under – free); Seniors: $6.25. Tickets available at Ticketmaster.

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PNE Fright Night at Playland – October 17 – 31, 2012

Face your phobias at FEAR, the brand new fright house at Fright Nights at Playland.

6 pm til late, nightly. Tickets from $28 – $36; must be purchased for a specific night.

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Judge Dee & The Chinese Garden Murders – October 24 – 31, 2012

Judge Dee & The Chinese Garden Murders is a roving mystery haunted house at The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden. Actors scare/interact with audience members while you pick up clues along the way to help Judge Dee solve the crime.

7-10 pm. Adults: $12, Students: $10; Tickets: 604-662-3207.

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Haunted Halloween Tour – October 19 – 31, 2012

The Vancouver Trolley Company hosts a 2 1/2 hour tour featuring stops at the Mountian View Cemetery and other eerie locations. Hear gruesome tales of troubled ghosts, how they met their end, and where they are now. Tours: 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm daily.

Extra tour time 9:30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween night. By reservation only. Tickets: $40; Ages 13+

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Fort Langley Grave Tales & Fright Night – October 6 – 28, 2012

Grave Tales

90 minutes of spine-chilling tales of love, mysterious burials and old-school amputations from Fort Langley’s past. Walk through the village from the misty cemetery to the deserted Hudson’s Bay Company fort to the bonfire. Ages 17+/$15 (purchase tickets online); October 6, 12-14, 18 (French), 19-21, 20 (Youth), 26-28. Call 604-513-4777 for schedule.

Fright Night

Creepy creatures, ghostly campfire stories, and a hay bale maze. Trick-or-treat, pumpkin carving, and walk the “Haunted Servants’ Quarters.” Cinemazoo Creepy Creatures shows at 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm. $11.70 (ages 3-99). FREE (age 2 and under) or with your Fort Langley National Historic Site Annual Pass. October 27-28; Contact 604-513-4777 or Fort Langley.

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The Zombie Syndrome – October 13 – 21, 2012

The Zombie Syndrome, an interactive roving show, takes the audience on a mission to save the world from a zombie invasion. The audience uses their smartphones to find the next clue. Navigate through zombies on Vancouver’s streets while finding the cure for this syndrome. Tickets online only at The Virtual Stage.

Zombie High School Haunted House – October 26, 27, 28, and 31, 2012

“Getting enrolled is easy. Graduating is a killer!” Scott Lee’s Zombie High School Haunted House is full of freaky fun from the lunch lady to the science room, and zombies at the Monster Mash dance. Live actors and animatronic gags await. Donations to Make-A-Wish at 3166 East 16th Avenue, Vancouver. Safe and suitable for all ages.

October 26th, 27th, 28th & 31, 6:00 – 9:30 pm nightly.

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Halloween Corn Mazes – Ongoing

Get lost and find fun while you test your nerves and sense of direction at various corn mazes through the month of October at Meadows Maze in Pitt Meadows and the Bose Family Corn MAiZe in Cloverdale.